06/02/18 6:10am

Oscar Amada inside the company’s Southampton roastery. (Credit: David Benthal)

Many people say coffee is their lifeblood, that caffeine-loaded cups power them through Monday morning meetings and Friday afternoon slumps.

For Hampton Coffee Company’s Oscar Amada, however, coffee does more than fuel his grind — it is his grind.  (more…)

05/18/18 2:00pm

It’s spring in Long Island wine country — and for many of you, that means rosé. And if you’re drinking Long Island rosé, there’s a good chance it’s a Wölffer rosé. Winemaker Roman Roth makes a handful of them — including sparkling and dessert wine — and he makes a lot of them. In fact, Wölffer makes more bottles of rosé than many local wineries make of all their wines combined.  (more…)

04/22/18 6:10am

This week we took you off the North Fork to visit Wildwood Lake in Northampton. The naturally formed lake is a nice fishing spot stocked with trout, bass, perch fish and more.  (more…)

03/09/18 6:03am

Wolffer Estate partners Marc and Joey Wolffer and Roman Roth at the vineyard in Argentina. (Photo courtesy of Wolffer Estate Vineyards)

Wölffer Estate is heralding an eternal summer.

The late fall release of its Finca Wölffer Rosé 2017 bucks the passé notion that the pink drink is reserved for languid July afternoons. The Sagaponack winery has labeled the latest incarnation of Finca as a lifestyle wine that evokes the spirit of summer — even in the dead of winter.  (more…)

11/18/17 6:54am

Ever want to try one of those wine-pairing dinners local wineries and restaurants occasionally host?

We recently accepted an invitation to attend a dinner hosted at Cowfish Restaurant in Hampton Bays Thursday, featuring wine from Palmer Vineyards in Riverhead.

For $85, guests enjoyed a four-course meal plus dessert.

One of the highlights of the evening for Palmer winemaker Miguel Martin was showcasing the winery’s newly released Old Roots Red Blend 2014. He said they had the official release of the wine on Sunday, Nov. 12 and the pairing dinner was the first time he was able to share it with a large group of people.

“This is what I make the wines for,” Mr. Martin said, “for the people to enjoy and to get feedback.”

The winery participates in several pairing dinners a year. Cowfish, which also hosts a few each year, said Palmer is usually its most popular offering.